Glacier Park Photographer

Glacier Park Photographer
Saint Mary Lake and Wild Goose Island, Glacier National Park, Montana

Friday, November 21, 2008

Busy Fall, New Magazine

It's been a busy fall. I'm sorry for not updating this blog sooner. Winter on the east side really has not set in quite yet. It's been relatively warm and very very dry. There's not much more than a skiff of snow anywhere. On the bright side, the Two Medicine Road has been open for a good spell longer than I had planned. That makes it easy for me to get out to some beautiful places without burning a lot of gas.

The Park is nearly vacant this time of year. I think in one entire day I saw three vehicles come and go and NO one got out, so I had the whole place to myself. . . A word of caution, Glacier Park is a tough place in the winter, you should be very careful and plan accordingly if you visit during the winter.

BIGHORN SHEEP (see more photos on my website - www.tonybynum.com)
Below is a photo of two bighorn sheep just as they are about to clash heads in their ultimate battle for dominance and breading rights. The two rams face each other then rise up on their hind legs, lurch toward their opponent until their horns crash together. The sound of the two sets of horns smacking together is incredibly loud. The sound echos and bounces down the canon walls and can be heard for many miles. On a still day, (no wind) the sound of two rams crashing horns can be heard throughout the day and often while the sounds can appear close, they are not. In fact often they are so far away that you cant find the two warriors in the rocks. They blend in so well with their high mountain terrain that finding them requires patience, and a good set of binoculars, and sometimes a little luck.



GLACIER PARK MAGAZINE



On another note, I'd like to bring to your attention a magazine written and published by Chris Peterson of Hungry Horse. The title is "Glacier Park Magazine," it is published four times per year. It's just gone thought it's first year and what a great magazine it is. Chris does both the writing and the photography and he's a great photographer, period end of story!

I can vouch for his images and stories they are real and true to life. I recommend that if you're a Glacier Park person and you'd like to keep up with the Park or learn more about it in the "off-season" you should buy yourself a subscription, it is worth EVERY penny -- BTW it makes a great Christmas Gift too! You can view his magazine here:

http://www.glacierparkmagazine.com/

Cheers!

Tony Bynum
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